Small As An Elephant

Small As An Elephant

eBook - 2011
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Ever since Jack can remember, his mom has been unpredictable, sometimes loving and fun, other times caught in a whirlwind of energy and "spinning" wildly until it's over. But Jack never thought his mom would take off during the night and leave him at a campground in Acadia National Park, with no way to reach her and barely enough money for food. Any other kid would report his mom gone, but Jack knows by now that he needs to figure things out for himself - starting with how to get from the backwoods of Maine to his home in Boston before DSS catches on. With nothing but a small toy elephant to keep him company, Jack begins the long journey south, a journey that will test his wits and his loyalties - and his trust that he may be part of a larger herd after all.
Publisher: Somerville : Candlewick, 2011
ISBN: 9780763654566
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: NC Kids

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brown_cat_260
Nov 22, 2016

it has been a while since I have read this book, but honestly if I were to read it agian I would probably fall in love once more with the story. although there is not much that the main charachter and I have in common I feel that we share a bond. So if you want to know weather or not to read this book that is entirely up to you but as for me I thoroughly enjoyed it. :3

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BWilsoned
Jul 31, 2016

Short but powerful story about family, hope, kindness. Heartwrenching from a parental point of view, Jack wakes up alone while on a camping trip with his bi-polar mother. His mom has disappeared before, but this time Jack is far from home and people he knows. Now he has to find shelter and food while he makes his way without being 'rescued' by authorities. His hope of seeing a live elephant and sure his mother is at that place keeps Jack motivated. My kind of ending-happy, but not how you might think.

JCLMelodyMK Jan 09, 2014

This is a very thought provoking book about 11 year old Jack raised by a single mother that leaves him in a National park in Maine. If he tells he might be taken away from her but does he want to stay with her. I found this a very good read.

alexandr0__0 Aug 14, 2013

this was really good I really recommed it its such a touching and interesting book! hope you enjoy it as much as i did!

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